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State Forester Scott Hunt discusses preparations Thursday for the upcoming fire seasons. Hunt, appearing with Gov. Jan Brewer, said he expects high winds, though not as bad as in 2011 when the Wallow Fire burned 538,000 acres in eastern Arizona. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Conditions kindle dangerous fire season

High winds and low humidity are creating a danger for the upcoming fire season, the state forester said Thursday, especially for southeast Arizona.